American Dynamics upgrades Videoedge VMS


American Dynamics, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, has introduced the latest version of its Videoedge VMS which includes critical new features to help prevent crime and more effectively monitor active, high-traffic environments. Through painstaking analysis of the unique challenges facing security professionals in very active environments, American Dynamics identified critical features that are important to ensure the safety of patrons and employees, whilst securing company property. In retail, for example, loss prevention professionals require reliable video analytics and integration with point of sale systems that provide real-time access to intelligence to help pinpoint suspicious transactions backed up by indisputable video. Videoedge provides these results in seconds, allowing retailers to run exception reports and visualise the data to realise a sharp decrease in theft. In addition, no matter what specific challenges customers face, Videoedge is easy to install with low maintenance for a better user experience.

Videoedge also builds upon its unification with access control with a ‘Swipe and Show’ feature that provides an essential layer of security for places like large buildings with open turnstile architecture, oil refineries, water supply plants, nuclear plants, and other critical infrastructures requiring visual authentication of personnel.

Using the Victor unified client, operators get access to live and recorded video quickly and can manage “investigator mode” whilst monitoring live events. According to the company, Victor is the only VMS client in the industry to have the UL 1076 certification, the standard for proprietary burglar alarm systems and a ‘must have’ for many security-critical customers with an operation centre managing multiple unified video, burglar, and access control.